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Should I remove Grand Theft Auto IV?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,224
United States Rank #4,555
Reach 0.2866%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.01 days
413.40 days >
Average installed length: 217.21 days


VersionDistribution 0.02%
1.00.0000 99.52%
1.00 0.02%
1.0.7 0.02%

Typically installed together

Grand Theft Auto IV

What is Grand Theft Auto IV?

Grand Theft Auto IV is an open world action-adventure video game published by Rockstar Games, and developed by Rockstar North. GTA IV is composed of elements from driving games and third-person shooters, and features open world gameplay, in which players can interact with the game world at their leisure. Grand Theft Auto IV also features several online multiplayer modes. Quite like its predecessors, the core gameplay of GTA IV consists of giving the player a large, open world environment in which to move around freely. On foot, the player character can walk, run, jump, climb over obstacles and swim, as well as use weapons and perform basic hand-to-hand combat. Players can steal and drive a variety of vehicles, including automobiles, boats, helicopters, and motorcycles. Grand Theft Auto IV takes advantage of Natural Motion's Euphoria engine, which combines artificial intelligence, bio-mechanics and physics to make open, non-linear environments that allow players to explore and choose how they wish to play the game.


The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is GTAIV.exe. The software installer includes 245 files and is usually about 20.1 MB (21,075,733 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rockstargames.com
Help link: www.rockstargames.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{579BA58C-F33D-4970-9953-B94B43768AC3}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 20.1 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Grand Theft Auto IV

Program executable:GTAIV.exe
Name:Grand Theft Auto IV
Path:C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV.exe
Additional files:
  • GTA4Center.exe (by GTAForums.com) - GTA4Center, exclusive to GTAForums.com (GTA4Center)
  • dinput8.dll - DirectInput blocker & spoofer
  • LaunchGTAIV.exe (by Adanwebnet) - Grand Theft Auto IV Launcher
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • gta4Browser.exe (by Take-Two Interactive Software) - Grand Theft Auto IV Browser
  • gtaEncoder.exe (by Take-Two Interactive Software) - Grand Theft Auto IV Encoder
  • RGSCLauncher.exe - Rockstar Games Social Club (RGSCLauncher)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory 8.0 Runtime (Setup Application)
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • GTA IV Modding Unlocker.exe (by GamerX5500) - GTA IV Modding Unlocker
  • GTAIVGDF.dll - Grand Theft Auto IV GDF (Grand Theft Auto IV Game Definition File)
  • Paul.dll (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - SecuROM Activate & Play (SecuROM PA Unlock DLL for Activate & Play)
  • Autorun.exe - Autorun Application
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • GTAIV.exe - Grand Theft Auto IV
  • LCPD First Response.dll (by G17 Media) - LCPD First Response
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • ScriptHook.dll - GTAIV ScriptHook
  • DFA.dll - SecuROM DFA.DLL (SecuROM Data File Activation Library)
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • setup.exe (by Acresso Software) - InstallShield
  • xlive.dll (by Gibbed) - XLive Wrapper (Wrapper for xlive.dll)
  • AdvancedHook.dll (by LMS) - AdvancedHook
  • LiveTokenHelper.dll - LIVE Helper
  • mmghook.dll (by www.modmygta.com) - mmgHOOK
  • RageLib.Audio.dll - RageLib (RageLib.Audio)
  • RageLib.Common.dll - RageLib.Common
  • RageLib.FileSystem.dll - RageLib.FileSystem
  • RageLib.HyperText.dll - RageLib.HyperText
  • RageLib.Models.dll - RageLib.Models
  • RageLib.Scripting.dll - RageLib.Scripting
  • RageLib.Textures.dll - RageLib.Textures
  • SparkIV.exe (by Aru) - SparkIV
  • 1911.dll
  • AntTweakBar.dll
  • Client.Core.dll
  • Client.Launcher.exe
  • Client.LaunchHelper.dll
  • dsound.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • Gostown Uninstal.exe
  • LaunchIVMP.exe
  • Network.Core.dll
  • teknohelper.exe - Teknogods Helper + Injector
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstall_IVMP.exe
  • xinput1_1.dll
  • xinput9_1_0.dll
  • xlive_d.dll
  • مود الشرطة.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • LaunchGTAIV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC1A064F-1C27-45A6-9591-94FBE7FF5CB6}' (runs on registration).
  • GTAIV.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9623CD88-2C13-46DE-88ED-8F53BB3026FD}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RGSCLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RGSC' and executes as C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Rockstar Games Social Club\RGSCLauncher.exe /silent.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • LaunchGTAIV.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\LaunchGTAIV.exe'.
  • GTAIV.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV\GTAIV.exe'.
  • RGSCLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA IV-\Rockstar Games Social Club\RGSCLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove Grand Theft Auto IV?

You can uninstall Grand Theft Auto IV from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Grand Theft Auto IV, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Grand Theft Auto IV.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.17%
Windows 10 29.78%
Windows Vista 2.14%
Windows XP 1.89%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.00%
Windows 7 Professional 9.03%
Windows 8.1 7.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.58%
Windows 8 Pro 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.27%
  Germany 8.19%
  France 5.82%
  Brazil 4.20%
  Netherlands 3.63%
  Italy 3.59%
  United Kingdom 3.09%
  Poland 2.74%
  Romania 2.34%
  Canada 2.21%
  India 1.97%
  Australia 1.92%
  Belgium 1.80%
  Sweden 1.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.41%
Acer 19.51%
ASUS 17.15%
Dell 13.55%
Lenovo 5.30%
Toshiba 3.66%
Samsung 2.84%
Alienware 1.67%
Intel 1.20%
MSI 1.07%
Medion 0.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.33%
ASUS All Series 6.16%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.08%
MSI MS-7758 2.50%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.08%

About Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games is a video game developer/publisher owned by Take-Two Interactive and is mostly known for Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead, series and the use of open world, free roaming settings in their games.
Publisher URL: www.rockstargames.com


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